‘Kangaroo court’ perpetrators arrested

2017-01-12 06:02

THREE people appeared in Port Shepstone Magistrate’s Court this week for attempted murder after they allegedly set a Bhobhoyi man alight in September in 2016.

The 37-year-old victim told police he was at home when four people came to his house and asked him “to go with them”.

The man refused and upon doing so the four allegedly forced him into a minibus.

They then allegedly took him to a deserted place in Bhobhoyi where they tied his hands to a tree and poured petrol over him. They then set his hands and legs alight, claiming they were punishing him for stealing a laptop.

Community members found him and rushed to his assistance. He was taken to hospital, received medical treatment and recovered.

In December 2016, Captain Simphiwe Shusha, and other police members arrested a man and a woman for the crime.

They appeared in court on 6 January were released on bail.

The case was postponed to 10 February for further investigation.

Another man was also arrested last Tuesday and appeared in court and was released on bail.

The fourth suspect is still on the run.

Station commander, Brigadier Sandra Nala, commended the members for the arrests. She warned the public not to take the law into their own hands or they will face arrest and be charged with a criminal offence.

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